Why Churches Must Get Involved in Politics

Man is constituted by nature as a religious being. Every society on earth throughout history has been influenced by some type of religion that forms the foundation for the culture of that society. For the first 300 years of America’s existence, from 1620 until the mid-twentieth century, Christian values provided the foundation for most of our civil laws and the moral standards underpinning the American Culture. Since about 1950 there has been an organized concerted effort to eliminate Christianity and God from America’s political and social institutions.

Particularly in America, as we eliminate Christianity as the foundation of our culture the “default” religion that replaces it has been Humanism. Humanism is the religion of socialism, progressivism, radical feminism, radical environmentalism, and all other left wing -isms. Most Americans fail to recognize Humanism as a religion because it has so permeated our society that today it is just accepted as the norm. Nevertheless, it functions as a religion, complete with ministers, doctrinal statements, seminaries and a missionary zeal every bit as active as the most fundamental evangelical church.

Humanism is both a movement and a religion. As a movement, it has made major inroads into our educational, social, political and religious institutions. As a religion, it spreads its influence and adds constituents through the American Humanist Association and its affiliates, Appignani Humanist Legal Center (AHLC), the International Darwin Day Foundation, the Feminist Caucus, the Humanist Charities, the Humanist Institute, the Humanist Society, the Kochhar Humanist Education Center, the LGBT Humanist Council, and Reason Cinema. It also works closely with the Unitarian Universalists Association, the UN, UNESCO, WHO and the ACLU.

Humanism is an integral part of the progressivism, (American socialism) that has permeated the American society since World War II. Its deceptive message is spread relentlessly through the media, the Democratic Party, the Department of Education, and liberal religious institutions. It uses any and all institutions that shape public opinion to spread its central doctrine of “social justice” disguised as humanitarianism. One of the reasons humanism meets so little opposition among the public is because of its humanitarian disguise. It just “feels” so right to the average person exposed to traditional American values but not knowledgeable in their true meaning and application. There is a vast difference between the humanist concept of “social justice” and traditional humanitarianism.

Humanism is egocentric, self-serving and coercive. It uses the coercive powers of government, the courts, the legislatures, and, when all else fails, the social sanctions of “political correctness”, to impose its will on the lives of the American people. True humanitarianism is the philosophy of love taught by Jesus in the parable of the Good Samaritan, and the Sermon on the Mount. It is personal, altruistic, compassionate, and from the heart. It is always non-coercive, depending on the natural impulses of all humans to help those in need.

Because of humanism’s interactive relationship with our government’s political, judicial, and educational institutions, it has become in recent generations the de facto “established” religion of America. The only institution that has the potential of effectively opposing the corrupting influence of humanism is the Church. Unfortunately, most Pastors of our evangelical churches have succumbed to the coercion of the IRS and accepted the popular interpretation of the First Amendment as establishing a separation between “Church and State”. Nothing could be further from the truth.

A cursory reading of the First Amendment, with a modicum of understanding of the English language and American history, shows that what the Founders had in mind was “independence” not “separation”. It was their desire that the Church should be independent of the coercive powers of government, not that government should be sheltered from the civilizing influence of the Church and its Judeo-Christian values. If we are to recover our dwindling liberties, and restore our republican form of government, we must return to the founding documents that provided the blueprint for building the most successful society in the history of the world, the Constitution and the Bible. To do that, we need the leadership of a modern day  “Black Regiment”.

In closing, I would like to quote, what should be a self-evident truth articulated by one of the leading preachers of the second Great Awakening.

“If there is a decay of conscience, the pulpit is responsible for it. If the public press lacks moral discrimination, the pulpit is responsible for it. If the church is degenerate and worldly, the pulpit is responsible for it. If the world loses its interest in religion, the pulpit is responsible for it. If Satan rules in our halls of legislation, the pulpit is responsible for it. If our politics become so corrupt that the very foundations of our government are ready to fall away, the pulpit is responsible for it.”
~Charles G. Finney

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3 responses to “Why Churches Must Get Involved in Politics

  1. The Conservative could care less about Christian issues, they just want the Christians to vote for them. Both political parties and the news media are ignoring the holocaust of Christians. At least 75 per cent of all religious persecution in the world is directed against Christians. 150,000 Christians will be killed this year for their faith. Over 200 million face daily threats of murder, beating, imprisonment and torture. Over 400 million Christians encounter discrimination in public schools, jobs and housing.

    Who are “Extremist,” that Republican and Democrats are talking about?
    Extremist are Bible believing Christians, who believe that the Bible is the Word of God. Over 70% of the Republican conservatives are not Bible believing Christians. They believe the Bible is full of myths and fairy tales and Jesus was a good and wise teacher like Buddha. But Christians who believe the Bible is the word of God and Jesus performed the miracles in the Bible are Christian extremist.

    Over 60% of Christian religious leaders have joined the Republican Conservatives Christian Cult. They have launched their own quiet attack on Bible believing extremism, we have a war on Bible believing from inside and outside the Church. Three in 10 Americans interpret the Bible literally, saying it is the actual word of God. It is not surprising that views of the Bible vary by party identification and ideology. The poll finds 42% of Republicans, compared with 23% of independents and 27% of Democrats, saying the Bible is literally true.

    The Republican conservative want Christians to vote for them.
    Every four years conservative leaders dust off their Bibles and go back to church. But Republicans don’t want to talk about Christian issues.
    They want Christians to work for them, to get out the vote. But don’t talk about, 150.000 Christians who are murdered every year for their faith.
    They want us to give money to Republican candidates, but don’t want to talk about, every five minutes another Christian is brutally murdered for believing in Christ. They don’t want to talk about why Christianity is illegal in 51 countries and America gives them money and support. Most Christian will watch both parties destroy this nation, and the people will come back to God in hard times. So its just a matter of time, Christians have learn lessons over the last 50 years, and we will never forget.

    Frank Tomi
    Owner of BibleStudySpace.Com

  2. Publius/Huldah

    Jerry, your article is TRUE – What is wrong with the pastors?
    One of them tells me I shouldn’t criticize them!

    But all they want to do is dish out bland, pious, noncontroversial mush – their home is in heaven, you see.

    So they surrender THIS world, which GOD made and said was “good” and who owns it and everything on it, to evil. And they pat themselves on the back while doing so.

  3. Thank you for this article Jerry. How true. I am so happy to be in a church with a Pastor who is unafraid to tell the truth. Nothing bland or pious at our place of worship.

    So many Christians are asleep and want to be “nice” and “accepting” and let our freedoms be stolen on a daily basis. They are afraid to say anything I guess.

    Keep up the good work my friend.